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Ann's Coffee Shop

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772 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4514
650-322-0043
Today
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Aptos, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is amateurish. The service if fair. The booths are tiny. The ambiance is a time warp. But the value is good and your coffee cup will never be empty. You could do worse.

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Thank Steve1066
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A very busy, straightforward, local diner serving great breakfast for decades. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, particularly the specials. Be sure to start with the fresh-squeezed orange juice. Safe travels! ... Mark & Dana ...

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Thank I-Explorers
Menlo Park, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Good old American breakfast and lunch, just as you would expect it to taste. Formica tables in booths and countertop. Homemade pies!

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Thank J0sephine2
California
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This place has been around for a long time and the food is good and reasonably priced. Ann's changed hands years ago but never missed a step of quality. The eggs seem to be single cracked and the pancakes are memorable. The staff are pleasant and always willing to just do the extra. Nice family/neighborhood feeling.

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Thank RA_Traveler
Menlo Park, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Being in Ann's is like a trip back in time. There's a counter and the layout probably hasn't changed in 60 years. Full diner menu. Love their breakfasts and they always have plenty of pies. Friendly service and hometown feel.

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Thank meg20022015
Redwood City, California
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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Trust me, you do not go for the artwork or the decor ( which have all been there since a remodel in the 1960's.) But, the food is standard, good, American home cooking. Items served could be corned beef hash, pot roast or blt's. Your choice of sides could be chips, slaw or jello. And, Ann's is famous for their... More 

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Thank bbtapper
Menlo Park, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Most of the food in this place is hand made from scratch, and I am guessing that the recipes date back to the 1950s. This is not a bad thing, and their constant flow of customers of all ages demonstrates that their appeal is timeless. The entrees often include thinks such as pot pies, stews, turkey dinners, pot roast, and... More 

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Thank sjtaffee
Menlo Park, California
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250 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special, but does its job. Standard coffee shop fare. Prices are reasonable but have gone up slightly recently.

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Thank rzsandoval
Fort Worth
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217 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast food, consistent from what you would expect if you went to your grandmother's for breakfast. eggs, breakfast meat, toast, pancakes, and waffles in numerous configurations. Booths are a little tight for four people, but overall a good breakfast choice in the area.

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Thank Travelbum2005
San Francisco Bay Area
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My dad used to love this place and the waitstaff treated him like an old friend. Family run, same servers for decades.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 772 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-322-0043

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?